[Wiki Loves Monuments] Feedback for the evaluation of WLM 2012

Tomasz Ganicz polimerek at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 09:34:21 UTC 2012

2012/11/4 Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod at mccme.ru>:

> Another option, which I personally find more attractive, is to create a
> permanently functioning meta-project, smth like Project Cultural Heritage
> (scope to be discussed). It could be based on Commons or on Meta (to be
> discussed, both options have advantages and disadvantages). This must be a
> meta-project, because it coordinates efforts of many different projects:
> Different language Wikipedias, Commons (with which the interaction was
> sometimes not ideal), and potentially different languages in Wikivoyage, may
> be even Wikidata. Many components of this meta-project already exist on
> Commons and are supported by Maarten and other enthusiasts.

Well actually it would be a kind of repetition of GLAM / Outreach
portal /wiki . I would rather suggest to better integrate WLM with
GLAM inititative of which WLM is just one of many other projects.
Quite successful - but not the only one.



Many of these projects are about the same as WLM is - i.e. they upload
many photographs and then, there is no-one to effectively use them in
Wikipedias. Actually there is plenty of photographic/database content
around which is not very effectively "consumed" by Wikipedia and other
Wikimedia projects. The bottleneck is manpower of wiki-editors, not
the number of free pictures or public domain governmental data.

So, maybe it would be interesting to have a project "Commons heritage
cleanup project" which might just screen how Common's content is
organized in Commons and how effectively it is used in other Wikimedia

Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz

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